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LAW FIRM SURVEY PARTICIPATION AND USE AGREEMENT

This Law Firm Survey Participation and Use Agreement (“Agreement”) between you and PwC Product Sales LLC (“PwC”) governs your participation in PwC’s Billing Rate and Associate Salary Survey, Law Firm Statistical Survey, Senior Administrative Leaders Compensation and Staffing survey, and updates to any of the foregoing (collectively the “Surveys”). In providing data to PwC, participating in any of the Surveys, and receiving reports issued by PwC in connection with the Surveys (“Reports”), you agree to comply with the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.      

  1. Use. You may only use the Surveys and Reports for your own internal purposes. You will not disclose or provide access to the Surveys, Reports or related materials, or discuss any of the foregoing, with any third party.

  2. Fees. You will pay to PwC, within 30 days of being invoiced, the fees set forth in the attached Appendix, and the fees due for any additional Reports that PwC may provide you as agreed.

  3. Intellectual Property Rights. The Surveys and Reports are the property of PwC and are protected by domestic and international copyright laws.  Nothing in this Agreement will be construed to grant you any right, title or interest in or to the Surveys and Reports, except the right to use the Surveys and Reports for your own internal purposes. Your access to the “PwC BRASS+ Data Extraction Tool,” “PwC LFSS Data Extraction Tool,” “Senior Administrative Leaders Compensation & Staffing (SAL) Data Form,” “Law  Firm Statistical Survey (LFSS) Data Form,” and/or “Billing Rate & Associate Salary Survey+ (BRASS+) Data Form” are governed by separate Terms of Service.

  4. Participant Data. You understand that in order to purchase Reports, you will be obligated to provide PwC with certain data.  You agree that PwC will forever have the right throughout the world to use, copy, prepare derivative works from, display, and/or distribute any or all of your data in deidentified form, that PwC may authorize third parties to do so as well, and that PwC may transfer those rights.  You will not be able to revoke those rights and you will not be paid any fee or royalty in connection with them.  You will not submit any data to PwC in any way that is illegal, that infringes, misappropriates or violates any third party’s right(s), that defames any third party, or that would give any third party any other basis for suing you or PwC.  If you do, you will indemnify and hold PwC and its Beneficiaries (defined below) harmless from all resulting losses, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred by PwC.  Participant data will appear in the Reports only in aggregate, deidentified form. Except as set forth in this Agreement, PwC will not disclose your data to any third party.

  5. Use of Reports. PwC does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained in the Reports, and you agree that any use of that information will be at your own risk.

  6. Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability. The Reports are provided to you AS IS and without any warranty, including any warranty that the Reports will be fit for your particular purposes.  PwC will not be liable in any event for any lost profits or consequential, indirect, punitive, exemplary or special damages that you may incur in connection with this Agreement, your participation in the Surveys, or your use of the Reports, and PwC will not under any circumstances be liable for any amounts that, in total, exceed the annual fees you have paid PwC under this Agreement, regardless of the theory of liability, whether based in contract, tort (including without limitation negligence) or otherwise, and whether or not PwC was aware of the possibility of any such damages.

  7. Other PwC Firms; PwC Subcontractors. PwC is a subsidiary of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC LLP”), which is the U.S. firm of the global network of separate and independent PricewaterhouseCoopers firms (exclusive of PwC, the “Other PwC Firms”).  PwC, through PwC LLP, may draw on the resources of and/or subcontract to its subsidiaries, the Other PwC Firms and/or third party contractors and subcontractors, within or outside of the United States (each, a “PwC Subcontractor”) in connection with the provision of Surveys and/or Reports, and/or for internal, administrative and/or regulatory compliance purposes.  You agree that PwC may provide information it receives in connection with this Agreement to the PwC Subcontractors for such purposes.  PwC will be solely responsible for the provision of the Surveys and Reports (including any support services performed by the PwC Subcontractors) and for the protection of the information provided to the PwC Subcontractors.  The PwC Subcontractors and theirs, PwC’s and PwC LLP’s respective partners, principals or employees (collectively the “Beneficiaries”) shall have no liability or obligations arising out of this Agreement.  To the extent that you bring a claim or legal proceeding of any nature arising out of this Agreement, such claim or proceeding shall be brought against PwC and not against the Beneficiaries. While PwC is entering into this Agreement on its own behalf, this section also is intended for the benefit of the Beneficiaries.

  8. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution. This Agreement and any dispute relating to the Surveys and/or Reports will be governed by and construed, interpreted and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any provisions that would require the laws of another jurisdiction to apply.  Any unresolved dispute relating in any way to the Services or this Agreement shall be resolved by arbitration.  The arbitration will be conducted in accordance with the Rules for Non-Administered Arbitration of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution ("Rules") then in effect.  The arbitration will be conducted before a panel of three arbitrators selected using the screened process provided in the Rules.  The arbitration panel shall have no power to award non-monetary or equitable relief of any sort.  It shall also have no power to award damages inconsistent with the Limitations of Liability provisions or any other terms above.  You accept and acknowledge that any demand for arbitration arising from or in connection with this Agreement must be issued within one year from the date you became aware or should reasonably have become aware of the facts that give rise to the alleged liability and, in any event, no later than two years after the cause of action accrued.

  9. Antitrust Compliance: PwC is committed to complying with all applicable antitrust laws. You agree to comply with all applicable antitrust laws in connection with this Agreement, your participation in the Surveys, and use of any Reports and, in the event you fail to so comply, will indemnify and hold PwC and the Beneficiaries harmless from all resulting losses, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred by PwC.  You will not share or discuss the Surveys, Reports, or any of the data that you submit to PwC with any other participants in the Surveys.

  10. General. Neither party to this Agreement may assign or transfer this Agreement, or any rights, obligations, claims or proceeds from claims arising under it, without prior written consent of the other party, and any attempted assignment without such consent shall be void and invalid.  If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall be enforced to the extent permitted by law.  This Agreement supersedes any prior understandings, proposals or agreements concerning the Surveys and Reports (not including the separate Terms of Service that govern your use of PwC solutions for the submission of data in connection with the Surveys), and represents the entire agreement between the parties with regard to the subject matter hereof.  Any changes to this Agreement must be agreed in writing. By executing this Agreement, you represent and warrant that you have the legal authority to do so on behalf of the corporation, partnership or other entity with which you are associated and which will be participating in the Survey(s).

Last Updated: September 6, 2018

Terms of Service

Please read these Terms of Service (the “Agreement”) carefully. Your use of the Solution (as defined below) constitutes your consent to this Agreement. This Agreement is between you and PwC Product Sales LLC (“PwC” or “we” or “us”) concerning your use of (including any access to) the solutions known as “PwC BRASS+ Data Extraction Tool,” “PwC LFSS Data Extraction Tool,” “Senior Administrative Leaders Compensation & Staffing (SAL) Data Form,” “Law Firm Statistical Survey (LFSS) Data Form,” and/or “Billing Rate & Associate Salary Survey+ (BRASS+) Data Form” (together with any materials and services available on or through such solution, successor solution(s) to such solution, the “Solution”).  This Agreement hereby incorporates by this reference any additional terms and conditions posted by PwC through the Solution, or otherwise made available to you by PwC regarding the Solution.

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THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION THAT, AS FURTHER SET FORTH IN SECTION 15 BELOW, REQUIRES THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR ANY OTHER COURT PROCEEDINGS, OR CLASS ACTIONS OF ANY KIND.

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    Your use of the Solution following any changes to this Agreement will constitute your acceptance of such changes. The “Last Updated” legend above indicates when this Agreement was last changed. We may, at any time and without liability, modify or discontinue all or part of the Solution (including access to the Solution via any third-party links); charge, modify or waive any fees required to use the Solution; or offer opportunities to some or all Solution users.
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Appendix

2020 Law Firm Surveys Participation Fees

2020 Billing Rate & Associate Salary Surveyplus (BRASSplus)

Firms that participate in the 2020 BRASSplus with 100 or more attorneys will receive a base participation fee of $2,795. The base participation fee for firms with less than 100 attorneys will be $995. The base participation fee includes three comparison groups in any of our three Reporting styles - Revenue Management Report (RMR), Talent Management Report (TMR), Partner Management Report (PMR).

The BRASSplus base fee again this year also includes the Revenue360 Performance Analytics Dashboard and the Talent360 Performance Analytics Dashboard files.  Each file will contain the corresponding Revenue Management Reports or Talent Management Reports ordered.

All additional standard comparison groups ordered beyond the first three groups included with the base fee, will be billed according to the scale outlined below. This pricing scale is designed to provide discounts to those law firm participants who purchase a significant number of Reports and/or comparison groups.

1 thru 10 Comparison Groups                $550

11 thru 20 Comparison Groups              $350

21 thru 30 Comparison Groups              $275

31 thru 40 Comparison Groups              $195

41+ Comparison Groups                       $110

* Custom 'Peer Groups' do not qualify for volume discount pricing, but are included in the 'Bundling' pricing option discussed below.

For example: If a firm (with more than 100 attorneys) purchases 25 comparison groups for the Revenue Management Report, the first three are included in the base participation fee of $2,795.  The first additional 10 comparison groups will be billed at $550 each, the second additional 10 comparison groups will be billed at $350 each, and the remaining 2 additional standard comparison groups will be billed at $275 each. Therefore, the total participation fee would be $12,345 ($2,795 + (10 x $550) + (10 x $350) + (2 x $275).

All BRASSplus Custom 'Peer Firm' Groups will be billed at $550 each, plus a $100 surcharge (for a total of $650 each).  For any participant that completes the 'Peer Firms' Listing, we will waive the $100 surcharge and create a Report comprised of your peers.

Report Export' Spreadsheet (XPT) and 'Talent Export' Spreadsheet (TPT)

Participants can choose to order a spreadsheet (in .xls format) that will consist of a 'data export' of the comparison group statistics provided in the Revenue Management Reports (RMR) or Talent Management Reports (TMR) ordered. Your firm's data, and the group statistics from every comparison group ordered by the firm, will be displayed as a separate worksheet within the spreadsheet. The cost for these supplementary spreadsheets, regardless of the number of comparison groups ordered, is $550 each.

2019 Law Firm Statistical Survey (LFSS)

Participants in the 2019 LFSS with more than 200 attorneys will receive a base participation fee of $2,050 that includes one comparison group. The base participation fee for firms with less than 200 attorneys will be $995 and will include one comparison group. Additional comparison groups will be billed at $550 each. The cost 'for the  'Report Export' Spreadsheet (XPT), regardless of the number of comparison groups ordered, is $495.

2020 Senior Administrative Leaders Compensation & Staffing Report (SAL)

Participants in the 2019 LFSS will receive this Report for all comparison groups ordered at no cost. Participation only in the SAL will be $995 and includes 2 comparison group reports.

'Peer Firm' Custom Comparison Groups - All Participants

In addition to the standard comparison group offerings previously described, participants can choose to create custom comparison groups for their Firm, individual offices or practice groups, provided the criterion for participation in the group adheres to all current antitrust laws. Many firms submit a list of their peers and request comparison group(s) by city or practice group comprised of the Survey participants from their peer list of firms. 'Peer Group' custom comparison groups are $550 each, plus a $100 custom group surcharge.

We are asking that all participants identify a listing of their primary peers on a national level.  To assist with this effort, we developed a supplemental Peer Firms Listing which allows you to select from the 200 law firms that were listed on the most recent American Lawyer publication.  Additional space has been provided for your Firm to identify any Peer Firms listed outside of the AmLaw 200. For any participant that completes the 'Peer Firm Listing', we will waive the $100 custom group surcharge and create a Report comprised of your peers.

BRASSplus  & LFSS - 'Bundling' Pricing and NEW Subscription Option

For those law firms that participate in both the 2019 LFSS and the 2020 BRASSplus, we are offering a set pricing option of $27,500 for any number of comparison groups from the various Report Types available in both Surveys.  More specifically, this includes the following:

  • Unlimited comparison groups (including Peer Firm groups) from the 2019 LFSS and the 2020 BRASSplus in any of our three distinct Report types
  • Unlimited comparison groups (including Peer Firm groups) in the Senior Administrative Leaders Compensation & Staffing Report (SAL)
  • The 'Report Export' Spreadsheet (XPT) and 'Talent Export' Spreadsheet (TPT) from 2020 BRASSplus
  • The 'Report Export' Spreadsheet (XPT) from the 2019 LFSS
  • The Revenue360 Dashboard and the Talent360 Dashboard offered to participants in the 2020 BRASSplus

Firms participating in the 'Bundling' Pricing can select to be billed the one-time fee of $27,500, or can choose to be billed on a Quarterly basis.

Invoicing

The Law Firm Services Group will issue an invoice to all participants.  We ask that Survey participants do not prepay their participation fees, as applicable sales tax may be added.

Questions

Please contact the Law Firm Survey Team with any questions concerning the participation fees at (703) 918-3077 or via email at pwc.law.firm.survey@us.pwc.com.

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